Saturday 17 March 2018

Southampton confirm Shane Long's broken metatarsal with Ireland striker now set to miss Austria qualifier

Forward Shane Long will miss Southampton's final match of the season against Stoke at St Mary's Stadium with a broken metatarsal.

Cedric Soares, who was substituted in the goalless draw against Manchester United on Wednesday, and Ryan Bertrand are both doubts.

Charlie Austin is pushing for his first start since December.

Provisional squad: Forster, Hassan, Soares, Martina, Pied, Yoshida, Stephens, Targett, Caceres, Bertrand, McQueen, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Davis, Clasie, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal, Redmond, Rodriguez, Gabbiadini, Sims, Austin.

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